IT Management Slideshow: The Cloud, Mobility, Social Media: The New Mainstream?

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 12-20-2010

The Cloud, Mobility, Social Media: The New Mainstream?

$1.6 trillionWorldwide spending on IT solutions will reach $1.6 trillion next year, representing a 5.7% increase over 2010.

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Where 2011 dollars will go(increase in spending, 2011 vs. 2010)Hardware - 7.8% Software - 5.3%Outsourcing - 4%

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30%Spending on public IT cloud services in 2011 will grow at more than five times the rate of the overall IT industry, as organizations move business applications into the cloud. Spending on cloud services in 2011 is expected to increase 30% over 2010.

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One thirdOne third of mid-sized companies will adopt "cloud resources" next year.

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Going mobileShipments of smartphones and media tablets, such as iPad, will "outnumber PC shipments in the next 18 months."

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25 billionIn 2011, a whopping 25 billion mobile apps will be downloaded, compared with just over 10 billion in 2010.

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Mobile healthcare14% of Americans will use a mobile-health application next year.

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Go socialThe use of "social business software" will increase at a compound annual growth rate of 38% through 2014.

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40%40% of SMBs will employ social networks to promote their brands in 2011.

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